Blog archives for November, 2013

Archive for November, 2013

Lecce and Otranto

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Now the last part of the real exploration part of the trip. I left the wonderful B and B near Mesagne (two posts back) and headed to the remaining Servas host near Lecce. I have heard that Lecce is a great place but really didn’t get much of a sense of it. Why you might […]


Saturday, November 16th, 2013

After leaving Giulianova I had not realized how far it was to Puglia. OMG, it’s at least 4 hours to drive to Fasano where I was to stay with another Servas host. I left at 7:30 in the morning and drove at the speed limit (130 km/hour – about 80 mph) to try to reach […]

Alberobello and Ostuni

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Leaving Fasano, I knew that Alberobello was not far away and that Ostuni was on the way to my next night’s stay. So I headed for Alberobello. One would think that such a tourist attraction as Alberobello would have signs all along the highway. But no, hardly a hint of where it might be. Added […]


Monday, November 4th, 2013

I see that I got things a little out of order here. Does it matter? I think not.   After leaving Meg’s place, I decided to go up into the mountains of Abruzzo. There is a major national park there, the Gran Sasso. Very dramatic mountains, somewhat reminiscent of the rockies. I thought that it […]